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The Cure - The Top Album

The Cure - The Top Album
Performer: The Cure
Title: The Top
Released: 1986
Label: Fiction Records
Country: Germany
Style: New Wave
Catalog #: 821 136-2--18, 821 136-2
Genre: Rock
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 167
Formats: CD, Album, Misprint
FLAC size: 1405 mb
MP3 size: 2360 mb


1The Caterpillar3:40
2Wailing Wall5:17
3The Top6:50
4Piggy In The Mirror3:40
5The Empty World2:36
6Dressing Up2:51
7Shake Dog Shake4:55
9Bird Mad Girl4:05
10Give Me It3:42


  • Artwork, DesignParched Art
  • Drums, PercussionAndy Anderson
  • EngineerDave Allen, Howard Grey
  • Instruments [Other]Laurence Tolhurst
  • ProducerParry, Allen, Smith
  • SaxophonePorl Thompson
  • Voice, InstrumentsRobert Smith
  • Written-ByTolhurst (tracks: 2, 6, 7,), Smith


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
fixs9The Cure The Top ‎(LP, Album)Fiction Recordsfixs9UK1984
821 136-2The Cure The Top ‎(CD, Album, M/Print, RE)Fiction Records821 136-2Europe1985
821 136-4The Cure The Top ‎(Cass, Album)Metronome821 136-4Germany1984
25086-1The Cure The Top ‎(LP, Album)Sire25086-1Australia1984
92 50864The Cure The Top ‎(Cass, Album, Dol)Fiction Records92 50864Canada1984


Misprint on CD: track 1 printed "Snake Dog Snake" instead of "Shake Dog Shake".
The "YH" price code is on front cover & back of the insert, not on spine or back card.

A 1990 reissue has an additional price code and alternate credits at the bottom of back cover.
Other misprints, where tracks 2,6,8,9 are misspelled, are The Top (no price code) and The Top (price code).

[Back cover]
℗ 1984 Fiction Records
© 1984 Fiction Records
CD is manufactured by Polygram in Hanover, West Germany.
Metronome Musik Gmbh, Glockengiesserwall 3, 2000 Hamburg 1.

Made in W. Germany.

Catalog numbers:
821 136-2--18 on spine and back insert.
821 136-2 on CD and cover.


  • Barcode (Printed): 0 42282 11362 7
  • Matrix / Runout: 821 136-2 01 # MADE IN GERMANY YI
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 6444


  • Manufactured By – Polygram, Hanover, West Germany
  • Distributed By – Metronome Musik GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Fiction Records
  • Copyright (c) – Fiction Records
  • Published By – APB Music Co. Ltd.


The Top is the fifth studio album by English rock band the Cure, released on 30 April 1984 by Fiction Records. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at number ten on 12 May. Shortly after its release, the Cure embarked on a major tour of the United Kingdom, culminating in a three-night residency at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. After recording psychedelic album Blue Sunshine for the one-off project the Glove during summer 1983, Robert Smith finished off the year composing and working on two other. The Top - The Cure. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. The Cure can. The post-punk found on their 1979 debut album, Three Imaginary Boys , quickly evolved into a gloomier and moodier form of music on their second LP, the following year's Seventeen Seconds. The next few years gave birth to the goth subgenre, as dark music, darker moods and a super-dark outlook went on to inspire a generation of sad-sack kids and plenty of crappy music over the next three decades. But the Cure weren't done yet. There were some stumbles along the way, but without an album like 1984's bleak The Top , they may have never gotten to The Head on the Door , Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me and Disintegration. Listen free to The Cure The Top Shake Dog Shake, Birdmad Girl and more. 10 tracks 40:35. The Top is the 5th studio album of seminal post-punk, gothic rock band The Cure. Reception to The Top has been varied since its release. Some fans criticize the album for being too unusual while others praise its emotional complexity citing tracks like Wailing Wall and The Empty World as among The Cure's very best material to date. Andee Blacksugar offers a defense of The Cure's oft-maligned fifth album. The Top US Release. UMG, WMG от лица компании Rhino Elektra ASCAP, UMPG Publishing и другие авторские общества 4. The Top. Released: 22 May 1984. Label: Fiction. Producer: David M. Allen, Chris Parry, Robert Smith. Recorded At: Genetic, Garden Studios and Trident. The Top was the closest Ive ever come to making a solo album. I didnt really have a very coherent idea of what the album was, and I think it shows. Its probably the patchiest Cure album. Robert Smith. Related Releases. Play jigsaw puzzles for free Home. The Cure. The Top, 1984. Shake Dog Shake, 04:56. Birdmad Girl, 04:05. Piggy In the Mirror, 03:39. Bananafishbones, 02:59. The Top, 06:58. Now playing . The Cure - The Top 1984. To favorites 16 Download album. Listen album. Gothic Rock Psychedelic Rock Post-Punk. Songs in album The Cure - The Top 1984. The Cure - Shake Dog Shake. The Cure - Birdmad Girl. The Cure - Wailing Wall. The Cure - Give Me It. The Cure - Dressing Up. The Cure - The Caterpillar. The Cure - Piggy In The Mirror. The Cure - The Empty World. The Cu. The Top album is, looking back, about the most difficult to talk, write about a lot of it is me working things out of myself that were very unpleasant and old The modus operandi would generally be getting up at 6pm, going downstairs to the bar we stayed in a village pub, getting very out of it, going to the studio, getting even more out of it, recording, falling over and crawling back down the hill to sleep about 10am. In 2003, Smith recalled that The Top was a way of going back toward the dense and foreboding noise of Pornography, rejecting the blatantly pop sound of the then-recent singles Lets Go To Bed , The Walk and The Lovecats : A really self-indulgent album

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